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Rocky Vista University Colorado location is located in a small town called Parker, which is a place rooted in history and heritage. The spirit of the west that lives here is matched in character only by our embrace of forward-thinking innovation. This rare balance offers experiences that are unique even for Colorado, making Parker the ideal one-day getaway.

Douglas County is a mix of rural and suburban areas, village centers and open spaces. Parker boasts an extensive biking/jogging trail system, recreational facilities, dining and entertainment, and a wide variety of arts and community events held throughout the year. Douglas County has excellent schools and offers open enrollment, charter schools and other special programs.

Whether you seek genuine family time in our year-round community events and activities, inspiration in our arts and culture venues, solitude in our miles of open space and trails or togetherness with old friends and new in our cafes and restaurants, a day in Parker will be remembered for a lifetime. 

To find out more about Parker, please visit the Parker Town website

The Mile High City

Nearby downtown Denver offers eclectic dining, music, recreational and cultural activities. Denver also has the largest bike path network of any urban area in the nation and the largest city park system in the U.S. with 200 named parks in the city and 14,000 acres of parkland in the mountains. Skiing, snowboarding, hiking and camping are within an hour’s drive of Denver. Denver is also a top spectator sports city with eight professional teams. There are statewide festivals and events presenting arts, music, sports and culture including the state fair, music festivals of different genres, outdoor concerts and plays. Denver has a semi-arid climate with four distinct seasons. Denver is located on the Great Plains, and the weather of the city and surrounding area is generally milder compared to the mountains to the west and the plains farther east.

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Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is in western Colorado. It surrounds part of a deep, steep-walled gorge carved through Precambrian rock by the Gunnison River. Roads and trails along the north and south rims have views of the Black Canyon’s dramatic drops and the striated Painted Wall cliff.


Castlewood Canyon State Park

Castlewood Canyon State Park is near Franktown, Colorado. The park retains a unique part of Colorado’s history, the remains of Castlewood Canyon Dam. Visitors can still see the remnants and damage from that dam which burst in 1933. Also contained within the park is the historic Cherry Creek Bridge.


Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park in northern Colorado spans the Continental Divide and encompasses protected mountains, forests, and alpine tundra. It’s known for the Trail Ridge Road and the Old Fall River Road, drives that pass aspen trees and rivers. The Keyhole Route, a climb crossing vertical rock faces, leads up Longs Peak, the park’s tallest mountain.


Cherry Creek State Park

Cherry Creek State Park consists of a natural prairie environment with an 880-acre reservoir at its center which is shared by powerboats, sailboats, and paddle craft. A large imported-sand swim beach is situated on the north-eastern side along with ample parking. The park has 12 miles of paved roads and 35 miles of multi-use trails open to runners, cyclists, and horseback riders.


Golden Gate State Park

Golden Gate State Park is a serene mountain escape 30 miles west of Denver. The park features 152 primitive and electric campsites, six cabins, two yurts, group camping and one horse-friendly guest house. There are 35 miles of trails, some are multi-use and some are for hikers only.



The Ridge at Castle Pines North

1414 Castle Pines Pkwy
Castle Pines North, CO 80108
(303) 688-0100


The Ridge at Castle Pines North, located just south of Denver, Colorado is an award-winning example of Tom Weiskopf’s fluent, well-proportioned layout that present players with roomy fairways, sculpted bunkers, and large, rolling greens.

Arrowhead Golf Course

9077, 10850 Sundown Trail
Littleton, CO 80125

(303) 973-9614


Nestled in the foothills of Colorado’s majestic Rocky Mountains in Littleton, Arrowhead Golf Club’s stunning championship golf course, upscale amenities, unmatched event capabilities and superb service offer guests a foursome of reasons to visit.

Heritage Eagle Bend Golf Course

23155 E Heritage Pkwy
Aurora, CO 80016
(435) 688-1700


Golf Digest described Heritage Eagle Bend Golf Club as “one of the best places to play in Colorado.”  Designed by Arthur Hills, the links-style 18-hole championship course makes use of the dramatic elevation changes, native areas, panoramic views and wide, accommodating fairways to appeal to players of all levels and ages.


The Shops At Northfield

8340 Northfield Blvd.
Denver, CO 80238


Open-air shopping plaza with specialty shops, restaurants, comedy club and playhouse.

16th Street Mall

1001 16th St.
Denver, CO 80265


The Mall offers Denver’s best people watching. There are 42 outdoor cafes along the Mall, making it the perfect place to grab a bite to eat or have a drink. Denver Pavilions, near the south end of the Mall, is a shopping and dining complex with 12 movie theaters and more than two dozen shops and restaurants.

Park Meadows Mall

8401 Park Meadows Center Dr.
Lone Tree, CO 80124


Park Meadows is an enclosed shopping mall in Lone Tree, Colorado. The mall features J. C. Penney, Dillard’s, Nordstrom, Macy’s, and Dick’s Sporting Goods as its anchor stores.


Denver Art Museum

100 W 14th Ave Pkwy.
Denver, CO 80204
(720) 865-5000


The Denver Art Museum — DAM is an art museum located in the Civic Center of Denver, Colorado. The museum is one of the largest art museums between the West Coast and Chicago.

Denver Museum of Nature
& Science

2001 Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 370-6000


The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is a municipal natural history and science museum in Denver, Colorado. It is a resource for informal science education in the Rocky Mountain region.

Wings Over the Rockies Air
& Space Museum

7711 East Academy Boulevard
Denver, CO 80230
(303) 360-5360


The Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum is located on the former Lowry Air Force Base in Denver, Colorado, United States.